Any idea who I'm talking about? Here's a hint, died by choking on his own vomit (trust me, not a good thing to do, mixing marijuana and booze is not bright - THC inhibits the gag reflex). Not enough? Only band to never release a slow song/waltz? That eliminated Metallica, Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, Pearl Jam and many more.
The answer is......Bon Scott - 25 years ago today. Perhaps the most amazing comeback in the history of rock and roll, AC/DC.
An absolutely stunning band to see live, with an incredible history of fantastic, blues based hard rock/heavy metal sound. I feel sorrow for the loss of Bon Scott but Brian Johnson has filled in incredibly well. Back in Black was one of the most amazing albums of all time, all the more so because it was not expected following the loss of Bon Scott. Zeppelin couldn't or wouldn't recover. The Who did. I can't imagine anyone else pulling it off though.
A band I will never miss in concert given the opportunity. Our local radio station is playing a weekend tribute to Bon Scott, three songs every hour and a half or so. It is major cool and my wife thinks I'm nuts